ISRO is offering yet another free online course through its centre Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, and this time it is for graduates and postgraduates of any year. The course titled ‘on Geospatial Inputs for Enabling Master Plan Formulation’ has been designed by IIRS along with Town and Country Planning Organisation (TCPO), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India.
The training program, which will basically impart knowledge on Geospatial modelling and applications for urban and regional areas is scheduled to be held from from27 to 31 July 2020, and can also be taken by technical or scientific staff of central or state government, faculty or even researchers at universities and institutions.
Objectives of the ISRO IIRS Course on Geospatial Modelling
The training program on Geospatial modelling and applications for urban and regional areas will contain five lectures of one to one and half hour duration each. The free ISRO online course aims at equipping learners with awareness about the use of geospatial inputs for enabling Master Plan Formulation. The course will cover the following aspects: Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT): programme objectives and achievements, geospatial technologies, data and applications in AMRUT programme, survey techniques and navigation systems based data collection for AMRUT, mobile apps for field-data collection in AMRUT programme, and design and standards for geospatial data creation and enabling master plan formulation under AMRUT.
The course study materials which include lecture pdf, video-recorded lectures, open-source software and handouts of demonstrations will be made available through e-class.
How to Apply for the ISRO IIRS Course on Geospatial Modelling?
Interested students would be required to apply on the official IIRS website, and only 10,000 participants will be allowed to register for the programme. Interested students will have to choose their institute, which will be listed on the IIRS website. Organizations that are not listed have to identify a Coordinator at their end, who will register online their Institute as the nodal centre on the IIRS website. Participants will be awarded a certificate based on 70 percent attendance and 40 percent in the online examination, which will be made available to the Coordinator of the institute.